Sunday, July 27, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
These are the black heels. Very sexy and cute!
These are the brown platforms. More casual but nice. These are my favorite. I actually do like platforms better than heels.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Again, I did another little project for my friend, Carla. She wanted to send some cookies to the girls she was going to ask to be her bridesmaids. I did 3 different styles: wedding dress, wedding cake, and the bridesmaid dress. She told me she wanted the cake to be black and white and the bridesmaid dresses to be yellow. Every cookie is different. The top wedding dresses just have a basic design to them. Two of them have a little fabric bow.
The dresses have the tulle added to them like if they were a princess dress. Some of them have fondant cut-out flowers.
As for the wedding cake cookies, the first three are just basic with hardly any black. Some of them also have the fondant cut-out flowers.
These cookies I added more black to them to give the black and white contrast, which I love, and more fondant cut-out flowers.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
For Adrian's birthday party, which we celebrated it at Oleta River State Park, I did a stacked sheet cake. The top tier of the cake I drew a number 2 with chocolate buttercream and made it look like a race track. I bought a bunch of little Cars and placed them on the cake. I wish I had a better picture but I'm waiting to receive them the good pictures from some friends.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Anabel's baptism was at the end of March and I decided to do the cake. It was a 16 inch 2 layer cake. The cake itself was vanilla rum and covered and filled in buttercream icing. I ordered a cold porcelain angel holding a baby and placed it on top of the cake. This made a cute keepsake. I did several roses in the middle and sweet peas along the side. This cake was a challenge and it only took me about 7 1/2 hours to do. HAHA! Looking back, I have learned so much since then but I truly feel accomplished and so proud of my first celebration cake.
Here are all my best friends minus Daniela.
My friends Maribel, my husband's godson, Bryan Tyler, my friend Cosie, and my son, Adrian.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
The chocolate cupcakes had the teal royal icing initials. I did these all by hand, about 50 or so because I knew they would break when I tried to insert them in the cupcake.
The vanilla cupcakes with red colored vanilla buttercream.
As for the cupcake stand, my husband, Ariel, and I did this too. We got some measurements from another cupcake stand I saw online. I covered each layer in a shiny white fabric. Carla gave me some left over ribbon she had bought for the party. I used the red thick ribbon for the bottom and the thin teal ribbon for the top part.
Friday, July 11, 2008
Well, I started cake decorating in March. I took 4 months of basic cake decorating at Michael's. It was great and I loved having a little bit of "me" time. Basically, these classes help you get started for anyone who doesn't know anything about cake decorating, has the passion for cake decorating, or just wants to do this for fun. Here is one of my very first cakes. This is a vanilla rum cake with buttercream. I decorated it by using cookie cutters for the top middle area and theme was Easter. I think it came out ok for the first time.
During the 3rd course, we learned how to use fondant and do tiered cakes. The 1st cake is a fondant cake with a gumpaste ribbon. The 2nd cake is 2 buttercream cakes with royal icing flowers. I decided to tier them instead of stacking them.
During the 4th and final course, we concentrated on fondant and gumpaste. I learned how to make a gumpaste rose. Also, from doing research online, I found a tutorial on how to do a gumpaste teddy bear. The teddy bear is too cute. I can't wait to do more of these. The teddy bear actually became my inspiration for the cake I did in this class. I covered the cake board in sky blue fondant. The cake was also covered in fondant. I did a somewhat tye-dye effect on cake. A took a small amount of white fondant and used textured roller for the blanket. Then, I placed the teddy bear to the side. I think this came out super cute.
On the last day of my class, I already had an idea what I wanted to do. I wanted to make it very chic, sophisticated, and girly. I really, really love this cake. I can't wait to do this one again. The cake is covered in white fondant. The black on the cake is white fondant colored with black and mixed with chocolate fondant. After I rolled the fondant, I freehand cut the strips to make it look a zebra. The chocolate fondant tastes so good like a tootsie roll. I cut circles with pink fondant and rolled them into little balls for the border. My instructor helped with the rose and one of my classmates donated the leaves. This is my favorite cake I've done so far.